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Interpretation of factor analyses from the approaches to studying inventory


Harper, G and Kember, D, Interpretation of factor analyses from the approaches to studying inventory, British Journal of Educational Psychology, 59 pp. 66-74. ISSN 0007-0998 (1989) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.2044-8279.1989.tb03077.x


The Approaches to Studying Inventory of Ramsden and Entwistle (1981) has now been used in a variety of educational contexts. Comparison of factor analysis results reveals a high degree of consistency in the first two factors extracted. These are interpreted in terms of a fundamental deep/surface dichotomy. The suggested explanation takes into account styles and pathologies which consistently load on these factors. The other two factors are more variable but do show an element of consistency. They possibly show some influence from the environmental context.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Learning sciences
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Kember, D (Professor David Kember)
ID Code:130161
Year Published:1989
Web of Science® Times Cited:45
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-01-14
Last Modified:2019-01-14

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